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Saturday, May 19 • 5:30pm - 6:45pm
21st Century Voices FULL

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We tend to think of our voices as tied to our bodies, yet they are performed and malleable, arguably more so than our bodies. How do we use our voices? How do we listen to them? How do they embody our identities? Fabricated digital voices are all around us as personal assistants, as artificially intelligent phone operators, as technologies that distort to prevent identification, as digital clones, and more. Who chooses how our disembodied assistants speak, as sonic entities with gendered, racialized and class-based qualities, the results of which circulate in society both through presence and absence?

Come learn about the voice and some of its synthetic modifications. Increase your awareness of the socio-cultural and political reverberations of our 21st century robots. With the help of computer processing this workshop will explore characteristics of (your) individual voices, transformations of them, and uses of them as controllers of artistic events.

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Elizabeth Hoffman

Elizabeth Hoffman composes acoustic and computer-driven media that explores location responsiveness and idiosyncrasies of timbre and tuning. These pieces are simultaneously instruments, compositions, and structures that allow delimited free responses and interplay between the computer... Read More →

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Saturday May 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm EDT
Art Institute Room 218